A Devil With Women (1930)

83 mins | Adventure | 16 November 1930

Director:

Irving Cummings

Cinematographers:

Arthur L. Todd, Al Brick

Editor:

Jack Murray

Production Designer:

William Darling

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

A pre-release title of the film was On the Make . According to the Var review, the picture had been made "some time ... More Less

A pre-release title of the film was On the Make . According to the Var review, the picture had been made "some time ago." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Oct 1930.
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New York Times
20 Oct 1930
p. 28.
Variety
22 Oct 1930
p. 23.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Dust and Sun" by Clements Ripley in Adventure Magazine (15 Dec 1928).
SONGS
"Amor Mio," words and music by Cliff Friend and Jimmy Monaco.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
On the make
Release Date:
16 November 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 18 October 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 October 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1649
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
83
Length(in feet):
5,750
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

En route to Central America, Tom Standish makes futile advances toward Alicia, who is detained by seaport customs officials for smuggling guns to revolutionaries. Jerry, on his way to capture Morloff, the revolutionary leader, encounters Tom and Alicia, now friends, and great rivalry springs up between the two men. At Del Rio, Alicia meets Dolores, also working for Morloff, and they plan to detain Jerry until Morloff arrives. At Dolores' apartment, Jerry is overpowered and thrown into jail, where he is held for ransom. By a ruse, Jerry and Tom escape and rescue Rosita and her duenna from the villains. But both fall in love with Rosita, who returns Tom's affections, while her father thinks she loves Jerry. When the bandits attack the hacienda, Jerry goes for aid and appoints Tom in charge, but he returns with the disarmed Morloff, who is killed by his own men in an escape attempt. Jerry gives Tom and Rosita his blessings and sets out in search of another ... +


En route to Central America, Tom Standish makes futile advances toward Alicia, who is detained by seaport customs officials for smuggling guns to revolutionaries. Jerry, on his way to capture Morloff, the revolutionary leader, encounters Tom and Alicia, now friends, and great rivalry springs up between the two men. At Del Rio, Alicia meets Dolores, also working for Morloff, and they plan to detain Jerry until Morloff arrives. At Dolores' apartment, Jerry is overpowered and thrown into jail, where he is held for ransom. By a ruse, Jerry and Tom escape and rescue Rosita and her duenna from the villains. But both fall in love with Rosita, who returns Tom's affections, while her father thinks she loves Jerry. When the bandits attack the hacienda, Jerry goes for aid and appoints Tom in charge, but he returns with the disarmed Morloff, who is killed by his own men in an escape attempt. Jerry gives Tom and Rosita his blessings and sets out in search of another war. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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